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American Journalists Killed in Syria

American Journalists Killed in Syria

Korina Valenzuela, Photography Editor

September 11, 2014

Terrorist group ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria) brutally beheaded American hostages James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria the week of August 20 and released videos of the beheadings shortly after. ISIS, the terrorist group that has been striking fear into the Syrian and American...

LHS Security Improvements to be completed throughout the year

LHS Security Improvements to be completed throughout the year

Mike Gasick

September 9, 2014

As a result of their long-term safety improvement goals, LHS security has implemented new precautionary changes around the school to ensure safety amongst students and staff. The changes, which started at the beginning of summer vacation, include a new-look Studio Theatre entrance, where LHS security...

All Students May Receive a Chromebook Next Year

All Students May Receive a Chromebook Next Year

Katie Vrba, Social Media Editor

August 29, 2014

District 128 administrators and teachers are seriously discussing an initiative to supply every Libertyville and Vernon Hills High School student with a device to use at school and at home by the 2015-2016 school year. The “Digital Learning Strategy” focuses on increasing the students’ ability...

Last First Day for Class of 2015

Last First Day for Class of 2015

Alex Zoellick, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2014

2014 marked the first year that Libertyville seniors were forbidden from partaking in a water balloon fight, something that has become a growing tradition in the years past; however, that didn't stop the Class of 2015 from doing its own thing on the first day of school. Armed with water balloons, silly...

Student Council Elections

Student Council Elections

Korina Valenzuela, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

Recently, LHS had its 2014 Student Council Executive Board and Class Council Elections. Juniors Shannon Roche, Joey Pucino, Jenny Pahng and Alex Yoor, as well as sophomores Cam Chen and Dolores Palmieri, were all elected to represent the Executive Board for LHS. Since the elections, both the Student...

The Terror of Boko Haram

The Terror of Boko Haram

Jake Luce, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

A horrific, Islamic terrorist group, located in northern Nigeria and other African countries, has begun attacking multiple areas in the North African region. According to the British Broadcasting Channel, Boko Haram, which, in Arabic, means “Western education is a sin,” is the name of this terrorist...

Parking Passes to be Sold on June 18

Parking Passes to be Sold on June 18

Maddie Salata, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

Seniors at Libertyville High School have the privilege of parking in the main lot during the entire school year with the purchase of a parking pass; the parking passes for the 2014-2015 school year will be available for purchase on Wednesday, June 18 at 8:00 a.m. Only 330 parking stickers will be...

LHS Student Takes Part in Exchange Program

LHS Student Takes Part in Exchange Program

Mike Gasick

June 5, 2014

Junior Jeff Wagner has spent the previous year attending high school in Birigui, Brazil, and will be returning back home to his family on July 2. He joined many other students from around the world to attend a school to help him learn a new language and take in the international experience. Through...

Department of Veterans Affairs under investigation, Shinseki resigns

Department of Veterans Affairs under investigation, Shinseki resigns

Natalie Zeng, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

Over the past month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been under investigation over allegations of extensive wait times for appointments and the falsification of records at VA clinics across the country. The VA is responsible for handling medical care, benefits, burials and memorials of...

LHS on the World Stage: Upcoming International Club Trips

LHS on the World Stage: Upcoming International Club Trips

Nick Vittore, Staff Writer

June 3, 2014

Per usual, LHS clubs will travel across the country this summer, and between the spring and summer breaks of 2015, many clubs will visit Europe, each one embracing a different culture. According to assistant principal Mr. Ray Albin, several summer trips have been confirmed for both this summer and...

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